Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: New Members of Congress Orientation and Transition

New Members of Congress

New Members of Congress


Bradford Fitch talked about the orientation sessions for the new members of Congress and what to expect in the transition.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe what a new member of Congress must do to set up his office. Why is it so difficult?
  • Explain the importance and process of committee assignments for new members of Congress.
  • Describe the orientation process for new members of Congress. What types of things do they learn at orientation?



  • Assets
  • Bureaucracy
  • Committee
  • Congressional Leadership
  • Delegation
  • Ethics
  • Indoctrination
  • Leadership Election
  • Lobby
  • Steering Committee


Legislative Branch


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